LOS ANGELES, September 22, 2021–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Motorcar Parts of America, Inc. (Nasdaq:MPAA) today announced its wholly owned subsidiary D&V Electronics, based in Woodbridge, Ontario, has established a non-exclusive strategic distribution partnership with TECTRA a.s. to leverage this Prague-based organization’s position in the European testing solutions market.
“The partnership enhances our presence within the Czech Republic and leverages D&V’s reputation for leading-edge testing and diagnostic equipment utilized in the development and production of electric vehicles,” said Selwyn Joffe, chairman, president, and chief executive officer.
“Expanding our global presence through commercial distribution partnerships complements our ongoing strategic growth initiatives and provides strong local support for our products and services. We look forward to working with TECTRA a.s. to take advantage of the exciting opportunities in the Czech Republic,” said Bill Hardy, chief executive officer of D&V Electronics.
“With the ongoing transformation of the automotive industry, we are extremely excited to establish a partnership with D&V Electronics. D&V Electronics and TECTRA a.s. share the same vision to expand our presence in Czech Republic. With the rapid adoption of electric and autonomous vehicles, we see immense growth opportunities for both companies,” said Zbynek Sommer, managing director of Tectra a.s.
ABOUT D&V ELECTRONICS
Founded in 1997 and acquired by Motorcar Parts of America in 2017, the electrical vehicle testing subsidiary, with customers in more than 80 countries, designs and manufactures testing solutions for performance, endurance, and production of multiple components in the electric power train – providing simulation, emulation, and production applications for the electrification of both automotive and aerospace industries, including electric vehicle charging systems. Additional information is available at www.dvelectronics.com.
ABOUT TECTRA A.S.
Founded in 1990, TECTRA a.s. provides testing solutions and services for customers in Central and Southeastern Europe — including The Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Monte Negro and Macedonia. Additional information is available at www.tectra.cz and www.tectra.com.
ABOUT MOTORCAR PARTS OF AMERICA
Motorcar Parts of America, Inc. is a remanufacturer, manufacturer, and distributor of automotive aftermarket parts — including alternators, starters, wheel bearings and hub assemblies, brake calipers, brake master cylinders, brake power boosters, turbochargers, and diagnostic testing equipment utilized in imported and domestic passenger vehicles, light trucks, and heavy-duty applications. Its products are sold to automotive retail outlets and the professional repair market throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico, with facilities located in California, New York, Mexico, Malaysia, China and India, and administrative offices located in California, Tennessee, Mexico, Singapore, Malaysia, and Canada. In addition, the company’s electrical vehicle subsidiary designs and manufactures testing solutions for performance, endurance, and production of multiple components in the electric power train – providing simulation, emulation, and production applications for the electrification of both automotive and aerospace industries, including electric vehicle charging systems. Additional information is available at www.motorcarparts.com.
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Gary S. Maier